Strong-Tie Again Takes Home Builder Award
(Aug. 28, 2017) Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, Ca., has earned the highest award – an “A” ranking for both quality and service – for the 7th consecutive year from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder.
Strong-Tie is one of only two companies to receive the prestigious Partners of Choice award – denoting “A” ranking in either quality or service, or both – for all 13 years since the program began.
The Partners of Choice award is part of the David Weekley Homes Supplier Evaluation Platform, a rigorous quarterly review of 200 national trading partners. Approximately 1,000 national team members at all levels within the company participate in the review. Their feedback provides partners an opportunity to evaluate and improve their channel alignment and performance. Survey feedback is offered to suppliers and conducted through a series of individual and group discussions, mentoring calls and strategy sessions to ensure ongoing improvement. The award program honors the suppliers who earn an “A” in quality, service or both within a 12-month period.
“It’s just not enough to manufacture a great product anymore,” said Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes. “Our suppliers have to be aware of the entire ‘purchase to installation’ process, which means timely and accurate product delivery, providing product training, and identifying any problems within the supply chain. Suppliers’ ability to do this well ensures we can build homes more efficiently for our home buyers.”